Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Buffer

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1647

\bә-fәr\ n {often attributive} [buff, v., to react like a soft body when struck] (1835) A solution which contains moderate or high concentrations of a Brønsted-Lowery conjugate acid-base pair; a solution whose pH does not change greatly in response to added acids or bases.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA